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Thursday, November 5, 7:00 PM  |  International House
(1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL  60637)

iran-protestA moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A on the legacy and effects of the Islamic Revolution for the Left, both in Iran and internationally, addressing the still-vexing questions of the relationship of anti-imperialism, democracy, and religious fundamentalism for potential responses to this year's election crisis and protests.
In association with the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Program, Amnesty International, the Center for Gender Studies, the Workshop on Middle East History and Theory, and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT). Free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities that may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in Advance of the Program at 773-753-2274.
http://www.merip.org/mero/mero062809.html
Rosa

Rosa, behind bars.

Come watch a film about radical Second International intellectual Rosa Luxemburg.

It's a potluck, so bring food.  Eat food.  Talk about the movie, Rosa, the latest Platypus Review, the Sexual Liberation Event.  Check out the Mess Hall space.  Have a good time.

(This) Friday the 23rd, at the Mess hall from 7:30- 10:30.

Our weekly Coffee Breaks are a great way to meet Platypus members and fellow travelers, and to get to know the Platypus project. It’s an opportunity to discuss issues raised in the latest issue of the Platypus Review, consider the state of the Left, and just hang out with people who have similar political interests.

Loyola: Thursdays @ 4 at Ramber Room Cafeteria | CFSU | 1125 Loyola Ave
Contact //luc@platypus1917.org

UIC: Thursdays @ 3:30 at Port Center Cafe | University Hall | 601 S Morgan St
Contact //uic@platypus1917.org

U of Chicago: Tuesdays @ 4:30 at Harper Cafe | 3rd Floor, Harper Memorial Library | 1116 E 59th St
Contact //uofc@platypus1917.org

SAIC: Wednesdays @ 4:30 at Cafe Bacci | 20 N Michigan Ave
Contact //saic@platypus1917.org

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 South Michigan room # 707
5-6:30

We want everyone from SAIC, UChicago, Loyola, DePaul and other Chicago platypi to a city-wide meeting and a night on the town.

It's about time everyone from around the city meets face to face to talk about the future of our group.

Come to discuss and plan our upcoming events in March and April  along with our first international convention in June.

I hope to see you all there!

-Ian Morrison and Laurie Rojas

Please email laurie.rojas@gmail.com to RSVP if you are not SAIC affiliated.

Workers in a time of War:

Pakistan and the Crisis of the Labour Movement

Sunday, December 2, 2:00 PM |  International House
(1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL)

A Discussion with

Gulzar Ahmed Chaudhary
General Secretary, All Pakistan Trade Union Federation

Rubina Jamil
President, Working Women Organization

Yasir Gulzar
President, Progressive Youth Organization

Atiya Khan
Platypus, Phd candidate at the University of Chicago

A demonstration in Lahore, 2008, led by the Labour Party Pakistan.

A demonstration in Lahore, 2008, led by the Labour Party Pakistan.

A moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A bringing together three leading figures of the Pakistani labor movement to talk about workers rights, women’s rights, the struggle to organize in the shadow of the Taliban, and the impact of the ongoing war in Afghanistan on the workers of Pakistan.  These topics will be explored in light of the increasingly pressing need to reconstitute an international Left.

For background reading, see The Failure of Pakistan: A Concise History of the Left.
Also checkout the event on Facebook, and the flier.

Co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Lecture Program and the Center for International Studies.
No Admission fee. Free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities that may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.